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The Battle of Russia (1943)

Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.

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Credited cast:
Ion Antonescu ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Alexander Nevsky (archive footage)
Anthony Eden ...
Himself (archive footage)
Hermann Göring ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Miklós Horthy ...
Himself (archive footage)
Alfred Jodl ...
Himself (archive footage)
Kaiser Wilhelm II ...
Himself (archive footage)
Ye. Karrik ...
King Charles XII of Sweden (archive footage)
Wilhelm Keitel ...
Himself (archive footage)
King Boris III ...
Himself (archive footage)
King Michael ...
Himself (archive footage)
General Kosakov ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Col. General Kosakoff)
Maxim Litvinov ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Maxim Litvinoff)
Yosuke Matsuoka ...
Himself (archive footage)
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In this installment of the "Why We Fight" propaganda series, we learn about the events on the Russian front of World War II. We learn about Russia's heroic resistance to invasion in the past and how those qualities were called upon in the current war. We also learn about Russian tenacity and their determination to win against the seemingly invincible forces of Nazi Germany in the bloodiest fighting of the war. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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11 November 1943 (USA)  »

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The Battle of Russia: The Nazi March Frozen  »

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This documentary is the fifth film in Frank Capra's seven-film 'Why We Fight' documentary film series. See more »

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Referenced in Why We Fight (2005) See more »

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Symphony No. 5
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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WW2 Capra
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Battle of Russia, The: Part 1 (1943)

Battle of Russia, The: Part 2 (1943)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The IMDb lists this as a single movie but I'm breaking it into two since it was originally released as two parts. Frank Capra once again shows us the history of Russia in various wars plus how they fought the Nazis during WW2. This here was probably the least interesting of all the Capra docs from this period. Part one focuses on the early years of Russia and I found the storytelling quite dull and tiresome. Part two picks up with WW2 but again, I found it rather tiresome even with the actual war footage.


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